Friday, November 27, 2009

EVONY - Review


Recently, you may have seen a lot of ads for an internet game called Evony. It seemed pretty interesting, so I decided to give it a try and review it for you guys.


First, I would like to say that the advertisements for this game are a little misleading. They show pictures of big breasted women dressed in medieval clothing with sayings such as "save the queen". These ads have nothing to do with the game.

Evony is a medieval MMORTS (Massively-Multiplayer Online Real-Time Strategy) game, in which you build your our city, raise an army, and use it to attack other players. The concept is simple, but game can actually become pretty complex. Evony is completely free to play and is free of in-game advertisements. Players can purchase game coins with real money that they can use to buy in game power-ups in the game shop, giving these players an advantage. The purchase of game coins is entirely optional though and not required to play the game.

The real-time strategy component works well in the massively-multiplayer context. The players city goes on working, whether they are logged in or not, leaving players constantly worrying that their city will be attacked while they are gone. Players can plunder the cities of other players, robbing them of their vital resources. To counteract this, players can defend their cities with various fortifications and traps. Players can also band together into alliances to better help defend themselves. One aspect that is unique to this kind of game is that Evony gives new players a 7-day window of protection, during which they cannot be attacked by other players, allowing them to build up their defenses.

I have been playing for a little over a week now and the game just keeps getting better. If you want to give it a try head on over to http://www.evony.com/. I am currently playing on Server 100, character name StrykerX, feel free to say “Hi.”

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